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Attempt to procure a murder – AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd fronts court in NZ

Attempt to procure a murder – AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd fronts court in NZ Making headlines this week is AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, who has been charged with attempting to procure a murder and appeared in Tauranga District Court in New Zealand yesterday. He was arrested after an early morning raid yesterday in his waterfront property. Reports say he had been partying for days, and in the attached media report, the alleged hitman called him the “Hugh Hefner of Tauranga” due to his benevolence to local businesses in...

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November 7, 2014
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No conviction for foreign national caught with cocaine

Our client was an Irish national who inadvertently produced a bag of cocaine in front of police after he had been ejected from a nightclub and was arguing with bouncers. He was charged with possession and remaining in the vicinity of a licensed venue after being turned out. We advised him to plead guilty and made submissions in favour of mitigation of penalty. The Court was minded to accept our submissions, and imposed put our client on a 9 month good behaviour bond under section 1o for the drug charge. For the...

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November 3, 2014
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Mental Health Act diversion for larceny offences

Our client was charged with two counts of larceny committed in the Redfern area. Our client’s offending was marked by mental health issues. Accordingly, we made an application for our client’s matter to be diverted from criminal proceedings under section 32 of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act. The Magistrate agreed and put our client on a treatment plan, avoiding conviction.

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October 1, 2014
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Fraud charges dismissed at Bankstown Local Court due to unreliable witness

Our client was a tradesman and owner of a small business who had been charged with fraud. An account manager he dealt with employed by a trade supplies company had already been convicted of fraud in relation to missing goods. The prosecution brief of evidence for our client revealed nothing which knowingly linked him with the scam. We informed the prosecution that we intended to subpoena the account manager to cross-examine him at the hearing. At Bankstown Local Court on the day, the prosecution decided to...

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April 14, 2014
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Access to children granted in pro bono Indigenous matter

Our client was a young Indigenous father of two facing assault and AVO orders prohibiting him from living with his family. His wife did not want the AVO condition. The prosecution insisted it remain in place. We took on the case and resolved the proceedings with a good behaviour bond and AVO orders which allowed our client to reside with his family.

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April 2, 2014
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Acquittal for same sex domestic

This case concerned a same sex de facto couple breakup. Our client’s ex-partner attacked our client in a drunken rage. She then gave a misleading account of the events to the police. A defended hearing revealed the complainant to be an unreliable witness. Her Honour ruled in our client’s favour and acquitted.

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March 28, 2014
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Minimum penalty for high range drink driving

Our client was charged with high range drink driving, a subsequent offence. He received the minimum disqualification period backdated to the date of the offence and a small fine.

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March 11, 2014
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Good behaviour bond for sex offender register offence

Our client was on the sex offender register and was charged with breaching a social media reporting condition. A potential custodial sentence was averted and our client was put on a good behaviour bond.

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February 5, 2014
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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Spurious AVO dismissed

NSW Police issued a spurious AVO against our client. After negotiations from SCDL, the AVO was dismissed, and we are presently making submissions for the police to pay our client’s legal costs.

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July 9, 2012
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Sydney Criminal Defence and Traffic Lawyers
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